Today’s Homework: March 4, 2016

1.   Please prepare your job resume using the template outlined by today’s Life Skills guest, Nan Quinlan.  Send your 1st draft of your resume to me by Wednesday, March 9th, 12am.    Don’t worry; you can’t make a mistake on your resume.  This will be your first draft that we will work on to refine before you submit it to a potential employer.   Thank you.

Here is my resume I recently sent to Nan Quinlan for her feedback.  I’ll share Nan’s feedback on my resume when I receive it.

Stephen Cronin

15 Andrew Court

Swansea, MA 02777



Summary Statement:   motivated, curious, creative, collaborative, empathetic leader with experience in:

  • Change management
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Community Relations
  • Client Services and Relations
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Selling
  • Personal Brand Development


  • Successfully led the change of a company’s client value proposition and brand from a long standing ‘print and mailing services provider’ to a ‘marketing strategy and services provider’.   Mercury Print & Mail became TWOBOLT. In the process, the company changed its corporate culture with the addition of new staff with new skill sets and attitudes to complement its long standing staff and the company’s printing, mailing and fulfillment service culture. This transformation remains a work in progress since its launch in 2010 with ROI just beginning to show positive fiscal results.
  • Held a number of positions in a 1980s, multiple franchise, cable television startup, from Sales and Marketing Manager to General Manager until the company was sold to a national MSO. Responsible for leading staff, developing marketing and sales campaigns, managing community relationships with community cable advisory boards and franchising for new community licenses.  Created and deployed a FREE service tier model to facilitate sales in mature markets and drive service upgrades. The company was a multi-million dollar ROI for the owner.
  • Established and developed a ‘Life Skills’ program at an inner city high school in Rhode Island. The program focused on 5 basic concepts: ‘leadership’, ‘change’, ‘brand’, ‘success’ and ‘hope’. Associated skills were introduced and developed: personal brand development, networking, collaboration, empathy, story telling/sales, creativity and communication. 10 textbooks have been authored using history to introduce and develop program concepts and their related skills.   The program engages area companies and organizations like Gilbane, CVS Health, TeeSpring, TACO Inc, Roger Williams University, AMICA Insurance, Cox, AAA Southern New England, etc to facilitate the program’s mission.   For more information, please see the program web site:   The Hope High Life Skills program has been in place since 2004. The result of this effort continues to create and enhance opportunities for lifetime success for Hope High students while providing perspective and inspiration to the business partners involved.
  • Founded Runversation”, a local thought group with President John Maeda of the Rhode Island School of Design.   The group met weekly for a three mile run, followed by stimulating conversation over coffee and tea at an area café to talk about 21st century ideas and challenges like leadership, creativity, education, 3D printing, augmented reality, Purls, QR codes, post-apocalyptic movies and other topics related to the interests of the group.    This experience has provided me a network which fuels my curiosity.
  • Created the board game “Hegemony: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy”.   The game focuses on player appreciation of the inter-dependency of today’s global marketplace using actual country human, technical and natural resources and each participant’s ability to negotiate with other players to secure their ‘empire’s success.  I need to do something with this creation.
  • Degrees from Marist College (BA –History) and Providence College (MEd)



  • TWOBOLT: 2000 to present. President & CEO. 50 employees.   Strategic marketing consultation,

analytics, graphic design, plastic membership cards, offset and digital printing, mailing services,

fulfillment, web-to-print, e-fulfillment.

  • Teacher:   Middle School and High School; Laredo, Tx; Attleboro, Ma
  • Author of 10 educational books
  • Inland Cable: 1980 1999.   General Manager, Massachusetts cable company
  • Father of three children (Tara, Colin, and Casey) and husband to wife, Jane.


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